In last week’s post, I stated that turning a small business into a big one is generally considered not to be easy. But I also asserted that you really don’t have to go through a lot of fancy steps to develop a successful business growth strategy. All you really need to do is to create an energy that will... Read More ➝
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Turning a small business into a big one is generally considered not to be easy. According to Darren Dahl, a contributing editor at Inc. magazine, the statistics are grim. https://www.inc.com/guides/small-business-growth-strategies.html According to Mr. Dahl, research suggests that only one-tenth of 1 percent of companies will ever reach $250 million in annual sales. An even more microscopic group, just... Read More ➝
In my last post, I asserted that most managers struggle to develop a coherent business growth strategy and are frustrated in achieving the success they desire. I further asserted that part of the reason is that they keep relying on the same strategies to grow their businesses as they have done for dozens of years. Most business growth planning... Read More ➝
After 30+ years as a business growth expert and business coach working with companies of every type and size, as well as reading extensively in every imaginable business publication, it is not only clear, but obviously so, that everyone who runs a business wants it to grow, be profitable and prosper. After all, why have a business if it... Read More ➝
Given I am absolutely sure you understand the importance of teamwork at work, do you often find yourself wondering why team building is such a struggle and why you frequently find yourself frustrated in your desire to provide the leadership necessary to create an effective work team? Well, the answer is actually somewhat simple, although when you read the... Read More ➝
Something happened this last week that, once again, reminded me of something so basic in life that I need to remind you of, for your own benefit. The context for this discussion is: what are you committed to regarding your relationships with the people in your life?
As to what happened, I’m not exactly sure, and it doesn’t really matter.... Read More ➝
A very wise man I had the privilege of working with many years ago made the bold statement: “with integrity, everything works, without integrity, nothing works.” Over the years I have come to appreciate the wisdom of that statement.
So, what’s integrity? It comes from the root word “integral” meaning whole and complete. So to have integrity means to be... Read More ➝
As a follow up to what I wrote about last week, if you accept my point of view that life and business are not about winning or losing but rather about winning or having learning experiences, the obvious next step is to learn to play full out all the time. And that is something most people don’t seem to... Read More ➝
What if everything is perfect? What if everything that happens, everything that has happened, and everything that will happen is exactly what had to happen, is happening and needs to happen for your benefit?
Now I’m not asking you to take this on as “the truth,” even though it might be. I’m asking you to take this on for your... Read More ➝
In my last three posts, I have pointed to the fact that there are two, and only two, very different conversations going on within us all the time. The first is the conversation of the ego. It is the voice of fear, worry, problems, concerns, unhappiness and more. It also has you look at the world from a you... Read More ➝